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Requesting Information on Tenancy Agreement

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Blog by Rob MacPherson | May 20th, 2014

Requesting Information on a Tenancy Application By Property Management Companies.

Can a landlord ask for credit information?

The BC Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act allows a landlord to obtain a credit report for a person entering into or renewing a tenancy agreement, with the tenant's written consent. If the person does not consent to the landlord obtaining a credit report, the landlord may choose not to enter into a tenancy agreement with that person.

Can a landlord ask for the tenant's Social Insurance Number?

A landlord may ask a tenant for his or her social insurance number if a social insurance number is necessary to prove the tenant’s identity or to conduct a credit check. However, a landlord must not, as a condition of renting to a tenant, require a tenant to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information beyond what is necessary to provide the service.